Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Roadhouse Bain

Male 1870 - 1954  (83 years)


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  • Name William Roadhouse Bain 
    Born 19 Apr 1870  Caledonia, Seneca Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Labourer - Flour mill 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195616 
    Died 5 Feb 1954  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 8 Feb 1954  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I195616  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Sarah Jane Abbey,   b. 12 Mar 1871, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1953, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1894  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Alexander Bain,   b. Mar 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Abbey Bain,   b. 13 Feb 1897, Glanford Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Bain,   b. 27 Jan 1900, , Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1984, Burlington, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. William Bain,   b. Jul 1904, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Bain,   b. Feb 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F186919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1870 - Caledonia, Seneca Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1894 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - Flour mill - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1954 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Feb 1954 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William R. Bain Passes

      Funeral service for the late William R. Bain, who passed away at 1 the home of his son, Charles, on Friday, was held at Knox United Church on Monday afternoon. A large attendance paid respects to one of the village's most popular figures. Rev. W. D. Goodger was the officiating minister. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery.

      The pallbearers were: Clare Douglas, William McRuer, Clarence Davis, Gordon S. Dalrymple, Alvin Page and Anderson Marshall.

      The late Mr. Bain was born on a farm near Caledonia on April 19, 1870, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bain. He was married in Guelph on April 18, 1894, to Sarah Jane Abbey, she passed away in May of last year after the couple had passed their 59th wedding anniversary. The family moved to Greenfield in 1902, where Mr. Bain was employed as weighmaster at Goldie's mill. He retained this position for 38 years, until 1940, when the mill, then known as the Hecker\emdash H-O Co. Ltd., was forced to suspend operations because of the war. During this lengthy period he attained a reputation for skill and care at his exacting trade.

      In 1910 the family moved to Ayr, where Mr. Bain lived out his span of years. Possessed of an excellent physique, Mr. Bain was steadily employed up until a short time ago, I when he suffered a fall on the ice which preceded his passing.

      Always of cheerful nature and ready wit, Mr. Bain built about him a wide circle of close friends, and there were few in the community whom he did not count as at least a speaking acquaintance.

      He was a member of Knox United Church and affiliated with the Independent Order of Foresters. Surviving are three sons and one daughter: Charles, Ayr; Mrs. C. B. Farnham (Minnie), Hamilton; William C., Wingham, and Robert of Toronto; also three brothers, John of Caledonia, and Thomas H. and Alex R., both of Vancouver. Ten grandchildren also survive.

      The Ayr News Feb 11 1954 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 14.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Bain/ In Loving memory of/ William R. Bain/ Apr. 19, 1870 - Feb. 5, 1954/ his wife/ Sarah J. Abbey/ Mar. 12, 1871 - May 10, 1953/ Farnham/ Claude B. Farnham/ May 16, 1902 - Dec. 4, 1960/ his wife/ Mary E. Bain/ Jan. 27, 1900 - Feb. 8, 1984/ + [veteran's poppy]

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Roadhouse Bain Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1894 Marriage Location: Guelph Spouse: Sarah jane Abbey Registration Number: 37607